161 Northumberland Street

161 Northumberland Street

The fireplace mantle in the front room has a signature with "1854" written underneath, although the building’s structure is nearly identical to 182 Brunswick Street, which could date this house to as early as 1830. It is virtually unchanged from its first appearance and features original siding and windows (single–hung and storm), and subtle Classical Revival adornment. The unusual hipped dormer, although potentially original to the house, has permanently closed exterior shutters as it is "fake" and doesn’t open to the interior. Next door is a duplicate to this house, which has not aged so gracefully, but it likewise displays some fine details to the careful observer.